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Discovering Music  
  BBC Radio 3 and BBC Music Magazine 
Vol 8 No 8 April 2000 £3.99 in the retailers [LM]


AARON ROSAND in Romantic violin concertos
JOSEPH JOACHIM Violin Concerto Hungarian
JENO HUBAY Violin Concerto
GEORGES ENESCO Prelude for solo violin
HEINRICH ERNST Violin Concerto
BENJAMIN GODARD Concerto Romantique
EUGENE YSAYE Chant d'Hiver
FRANZ LEHAR Hungarian Fantasy

Aaron Rosand (violin) Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg/Louis de Froment
VOXBOX CDX5102 CD1 65.51 CD2 68.03 [RB]

AARON ROSAND plays the great and lesser known violin concertos
ARENSKY violin concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY violin concerto
MENDELSSOHN violin concerto
Rosand (violin) Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg/Louis de Froment rec 1973, Stuttgart VOX DA CAPO 7211 [76.01] [RB]

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
Violin Concerto

Aaron Rosand (violin) Monte Carlo PO/Derrick Inouye
Monte Carlo, May 1998 VOX CLASSICS VXP 7902 [77.46] [RB]



CD1 70.58

SIBELIUS Six Humoresques
TCHAIKOVSKY Sérénade mélancolique
BERLIOZ Reverie et Caprice
SAINT-SAENS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
RAVEL Tzigane
CD2 70.41

SAINT-SAENS Violin Concerto No. 3
LALO Symphonie Espagnole

Aaron Rosand (violin) South-West German Radio Orchestra/Tibor Szöke VOXBOX CDX 5116   CD1 [70.58] CD2 [70.41] [RB]

British Light Music Classics Vol 3 New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp Hyperion CDA67148 [78:45] [IL]

Celebrating the centenary of John Ruskin The King of the Golden River Music for Tenor and String Quartet
(b.1953) The King of the Golden River *
(1872-1958) On Wenlock Edge
(1901-1986) Amoretti - Five sonnets by Edmund Spencer Ave Maria Gratia Piena - Two Medieval Songs*
Sir Arnold BAX
(1883-1953) O Mistress Mine*; My Eyes for Beauty Pine* (*premier recordings) Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor), Coull Quartet, James Lisney † (piano) SOMM SOMMCD 222 [74:54] [IL]

English String Miniatures (Music by John Rutter, C W Orr, George Melachrino, Peter Dodd, Armstrong Gibbs, Frank Cordell, David Lyon, Roy Douglas and Philip Lane.)
Royal Ballet Sinfonia cond David Lloyd Jones
Naxos 8.554186
 [IL] [CSS]

FAIREST ISLE: A New National Songbook.
Various works by Clarke, Handel, Purcell, Dibdin, Arne etc.
Catherine Bott: soprano. Joseph Cornwell: tenor. The Parley of Instruments, Psalmody, Peter Holman. Hyperion CDA67115 63m DDD. [GF]

rating not supplied

Various Festa Teatrale - Carnival in Venice and Florence
Thomas Hengelbrock directing Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und-Ensemble   DHM 05472 77520 2 [61:56] [GD]

FRENCH MINIATURES (French Solo Piano Music) FLORENT SCHMITT (1870-1958) Soirs: Ten Preludes (1890-96)  DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974) Suite (1914) CHARLES KOECHLIN (1867-1961) Nouvelles Sonatines Op. 87 No. 2 (1923-24) JACQUES IBERT (1890-1962) Petite Suite en Quinze Images (1943) JOHN CLEGG (piano) rec Potton Hall, Suffolk, England, 19-20 Feb 1998 PARADISUM PDS-CD11 [71.40] [RB]

FOUR ICELANDIC ORCHESTRAL WORKS JON NORDAL (b.1926) Cello Concerto (1983) 22.03 LEIFUR THORARINSSON (b.1934) Autumn Play 11.52 MAGNUS BL. JOHANNSSON (b.1925) Adagio 6.13 HAFLIDI HALLGRIMSSON (b.1941) Poemi 19.05 Erling Blondal Bengtsson (cello) Sigrun Edvaldsdottir (violin) Iceland SO/Petri Sakari rec Reykjavik 1987  ICELAND MUSIC INFORMATION CENTRE ITM 6-02 [59.13] [RB]

Commemoration of the Life of Linda McCartney - Choral music

A Garland for Linda by: John Tavener, Judith Bingham, John Rutter, David Matthews, Sir Paul McCartney, Roxanna Panufnik, Michel Berkeley, Giles Swayne, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Vaughan Williams Silence and Music
The Joyful Company of Singers/Peter Broadbent
rec November 1999 All Saints Church, Tooting proceeds of sale go to The Garland Appeal EMI CLASSICS CDC5 56961 2 [55.15] [RB]

rating inappropriate

UTE LEMPER - Punishing Kiss
Songs by Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, The Divine Comedy, Philip Glass, Tom Waits, Scott Walker, Kurt Weill

DECCA 466 473-2 [59.63] [RB]

Magic of the Day Ustad Fateh Ali Khan (singer) with Ustad Alla Rakha Khan, (sarangi) tabla, harmonium & tanpura OPUS 111 OPS 30-278 74' 22" [PW]

Various * Naples: City of Celebrations from the 14th to the 19th *
Art Book and 2CD * Opus III OPS 7006 / ISBN 2-913542-03-4 *
Book: 128 pages, hardback 5 ½" by 8", full colour illustrations throughout on high quality paper, text in English and German * [Disc 1: 79:28 / Disc 2: 79:48] [GD]



The Essential DAVID OISTRAKH - Artists of the Century series.
Violin Concerto No. 1 21.16
Violin Concerto 38.52
Two Romances 7.11+8.57
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1 36.27
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 2 29.34
rec 1967 BMG CLASSICS - RCA RED SEAL 74321 72914 2 Disc 1 76.41 + Disc 2 66.35 [RB]

On Heather Hill Duo-Piano Discoveries from the British Isles
Music by York Bowen, Mervyn Roberts, Alan Richardson and Hamilton Harty
Bruce Posner and Donald Garvelmann (pianos)
Olympia OCD680 [CSS]
rating not supplied

ROMANTIC DANISH CELLO CONCERTOS EMIL HARTMANN (1836-96) Cello Concerto (1880) ASGER HAMERIK(1843-1923) Romance (1898) FRANZ NERUDA (1843-1915) Cello Concerto (1887) SIEGFRIED SALOMON (1885-  ) Cello Concerto (1920) Morten Zeuthen (cello) The Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic/Douglas Bostock CLASSICO CLASSCD 315 [RB]

ROYAL MUSIC FOR A ROYAL INSTRUMENT. The organ of Norrfjärden Church, Sweden. Hans - Ola Ericsson (organ). BISCD1103 [DDD] [62' 26"]. [DW] [GF]


Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839 - 1881) Pictures at an exhibition (orch. Ravel) 32.02 A Night on the Bare Mountain (orch. Rimsky- Korsakov) 11.00 Alexander BORODIN (1833 - 1887) Overture from Prince Igor (orch. Glazunov) 10.43 Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor 13.35 Royal Liverpool Choir & Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras Recorded Liverpool January 1990. Nicolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844 - 1908) Scheherazade. Symphonic Suite. Op. 35* 45.59 Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY ( 1840 - 1893) The Tempest. Symphonic Fantasy. Op. 18 23.48 David Nolan (violin)* The London Philharmonic Orchestra* Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Andrew Litton Recorded St Augustine's, Kilburn, London April 1988* Poole, Dorset. October 1989 (Tempest) Virgin Classics 7243 5 61751 2 9 CD1 67.44 CD2 70.05 [HD]

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CD 2.

22 Russian SongsGURILIOV A small bell * VARLAMOV White lonely sail GLINKA The doubt; The fires of desire* DARGOMIZHKY I feel sad*; The night's zephyr RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The prophet* TCHAIKOVSKY Would like in one word; Weak Candle's light*; When the day; RACHMANINOV The destiny; The dream; Not sing; As to me. MEDTNER Winter's evening MUSSORGSKY Trepak*; The song about the flea*; Where are you little star SHOSTAKOVICH Good-bye Grenada* SVIRIDOV The forest sheds its red clothes GAVRILIN To your snow white bosom* TCHEREPNIN The heavenly wanderer*.
Sergei Ljadov (ten) Igor Gavrilov (bass) * Irina Sharapova (piano) RUVO CLASSIC RVC 101 73.25

The Sport of Love
Songs of Love and the Hunt from the Renaissance and the Middle Ages
Musica Antigua de Albuquerque DORIAN DOR-93175 [63:30] [IL]

STRING SERENADES: Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 - 1893)   Serenade for Strings. Op. 48. 28.05 Antonin DVORAK (1841 - 1904) Serenade for Strings in E Major. Op. 22. 25.28 Edward ELGAR (1857 - 1934) Introduction & Allego for strings. Op. 47. 12.53 Serenade for string orchestra. Op.20. 11.43 Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872 - 1958) The Lark Ascending. 15.05 Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'. 4.11 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. 15.28 Josef SUK (1874 - 1935) Serenade for String Orchestra. Op. 8. 26.20 London Chamber Orchestra Christopher Warren-Green. Recorded All Saints Church, Petersham. June 1988 & Dec 1989. Virgin Classics. 7243 5 61763 2 4 CD1 78.49 CD2 61.14 [HD]

German Violin Virtuosi of 17th Century (Biber, Boddecker and Walther) and harpsichord works by Froberger and Muffat Thomas Pietsch (baroque violin) Bob van Asperen (harpsichord & organ)   Christophorus CHR 77222. 63'20". [PW]

WINDS THAT WHISPER New Zealand Choral Music The New Zealand Youth Choir/Karen Grylls MORRISON MUSIC TRUST MMT 2016 [58 mins] [RB]

Winners of the First International Composers Competition PATRIC STANDFORD The Prayer of Saint Francis [22.01] RÓBERT GULYA Piano Concerto [21.50] PETER KNELL The Sun's Blinking Eye [17.37]    László Sárán (piano) Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus Budapest SO/János Kovács (Tamás Vásáry for the Standford)   rec 1997 Foundation for the Kodály Institute BR 0156 (DDD) [61.25] [DW]

Lute Music for Witches and Alchemists Lutz Kirchhof (Renaissance, Lute, Vihuela, Baroque Lute and Theorbolute) SONY SK 60767 [72:42] [IL]

Mussorgsky orch Ravel:
Pictures at an Exhibition;
Symphony No.5, Scythian Suite, Romeo & Juliet (excerpts);
The Firebird (1919 Suite),The Fairy's Kiss - Divertimento

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sergiu Celibidache
Deutsche Grammophon 445 139-2 (3 CDs + bonus CD) [CA]


Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI CDS 5 56837 2 (10 CDs) [CA]
Individual ratings

Vivian Fine

The Music of Vivian Fine by Heidi von Gunden.
Scarecrow Press Inc. ISBN 0-8108-3617-3.
Publisher's Addresses:
American Address: 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, Maryland 20706.
GB Address: 4 Pleydell Gardens, Folkstone, Kent, CT20 2DN.


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